Steven Tyler recently revealed he recorded a cover of the Rolling Stones classic “Brown Sugar.” Naturally, this led to thinking about what other Stones tracks we’d like to hear covered by the “Demon of Screamin’.”
Here are eight suggestions.
“Brown Sugar” is track one on Sticky Fingers, but Tyler should give the album’s bluesy second track a whirl.
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group North America Sway (Remastered) · The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers ℗ ℗ 1971 Promotone B.V. under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V Released on: 2009-01-01 Acoustic Guitar, Guitar: Keith Richards Guitar: Mick Taylor Bass: Bill Wyman Drums: Charlie Watts Piano: Ian Stewart Guitar, Vocals: Mick Jagger Saxophone: Bobby B.
“It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But I Like It)”
It’s a rip-roaring anthem, and Tyler could crush it.
The Rolling Stones' official promo video for 'It's Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It)'. The track is the title single from the album It's Only Rock and Roll (1974). Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and produced by the Glimmer Twins, the song went straight to number one in the US charts when it was released.
“Love Is Strong”
Definitely one of the Stones’ underrated singles that’s just a killer groove.
The official promo video for the Rolling Stones' 1994 single "Love Is Strong". The track was the first single from the 1994 Grammy award winning album, Voodoo Lounge.
“Let It Bleed”
Dark and dirty. That’s “Let It Bleed” in a nutshell, which is also how one could describe Steven Tyler.
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group North America Let It Bleed · The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed ℗ ℗ 2002 ABKCO Music & Records Inc. Released on: 2002-01-01 Producer: Jimmy Miller Author, Composer: Mick Jagger Author, Composer: Keith Richards Auto-generated by YouTube.
“Waiting on a Friend”
Honestly, this made the list because I’m curious how Tyler would sing that high-pitched “ooh, ooh” hook. Also, it’s just a great song about the values of friendship. Who can’t get behind that?
WAITING ON A FRIEND (M. Jagger/K.
“Undercover of the Night”
A standout track for the Stones because of its political message, with some lyric altering to make the track reflect our current times, this has the potential to be a biting cover.
The official promo video for the Rolling Stones' 1983 single "Undercover Of The Night". The track lead single off the album Undercover Of The Night, and was composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The song features Mick Jagger on lead vocals, Keith Richards on guitar and background vocals, Charlie Watts on drums, Ronnie Wood on guitar and background vocals, Bill Wyman on bass guitar.
“Anybody Seen My Baby?”
Undeniably cool and longing, Tyler could easily put his own spin on this single off of Bridges to Babylon.
The official promo video for the Rolling Stones' 1997 single "Anybody Seen My Baby". The track is the first single from the album Bridges To Babylon, and was composed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, KD Lang and Ben Mink.
A country ballad off of Exile on Main St., this would make for an amazing cover from Tyler considering his recent foray into country music.
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group North America Sweet Virginia · The Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street ℗ 1993 Promotone B.V., under exclusive license to Universal International Music B.V. Released on: 2010-01-01 Engineer: Andy Johns Engineer: Glyn Johns Engineer: Joe Zaganno Harmonica, Vocals: Mick Jagger Guitar, Vocals: Keith Richards Drums: Charlie Watts Guitar: Mick Taylor Bass Guitar: Bill Wyman Saxophone: Bobby B.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.